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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Start with MD: Check for underlying medical/health issues. Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

Weight loss: Try something different.
Go online and read all you can about diet and exercise. Things won't get better overnight but in time you will be a stronger young man. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense? Is it worth trying?

Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense? Is it worth trying?

Check the NIHACM: National Institute of Health for Complementary and Alternative Medicine database to read on the studies done on this, and associated studies. Acupuncture works on the meridian systems that are integrated with our body, and can work even on smoking cessation, through placement of needles or magnets in specific spots on the body. Give it a try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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Any good online weight loss groups?

Any good online weight loss groups?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www. Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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How can I support my husband in his weight loss habits?

How can I support my husband in his weight loss habits?

4 ways to help diet: A wife can support the family's weight loss habits by: 1) buying only healthy meals focusing on proteins, fruits, and vegetables, 2) keeping only healthy snacks like fruit, carrots, cucumbers, beef jerky, sugar free drinks, etc, 3) think of the house like a castle and avoid foods like candy, chips, soda, 4) build exercise into daily life by learning tennis, golf, jogging, or any active sport. ...Read more

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How can those close to me support me in my weight loss journey?

How can those close to me support me in my weight loss journey?

Talk about your goal: Let your family know what you are working on and give them ideas how they can help. Clearly defining your goal - will help both you and people you want help from. ...Read more

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In addition to exercising, what else can I do to support weight loss?

In addition to exercising, what else can I do to support weight loss?

Diet & exercise both: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the 3 most important food groups for weight loss?

Can you please tell me about the 3 most important food groups for weight loss?

Less food: The most important issue is reducing caloric intake. Theoretically you can lose weight by eating any food as long as you intake less than you expend. It would help to reduce intake of fats and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

Diet changes: For both weight loss and general help with physical ailments including PCOS, I would consider changing to a plant-based diet. Dr. Neal Barnard has written books that are easy to read and can walk you through the steps necessary to make such changes. But first discuss any major changes/plans with your personal doctor. ...Read more

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Does body toner tonalin censor support fat loss from GNC works I have been takeing for weeks I not notice any weight loss our toning diffeces in body?

Does body toner tonalin censor support fat loss from GNC works I have been takeing for weeks I not notice any weight loss our toning diffeces in body?

Diet Pills Fraud: Nope. There is really no pill or supplement that leads to real and lasting weight loss. These products are designed to take money away from those desperate for easy weight loss. In reality weight loss is easy with simple diet and lifestyle changes, but not with pills or supplements. ...Read more

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What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

Hard to predict: With decreased food intake, bile can form sludge, and sometimes this can form small stones. These small stones may not cause symptoms, and may go away in time. Theoretically, the risk is higher with very low calorie diets, but it happens with all diets. However, obese people are at higher risk for gallstones. A stone that causes symptoms during a diet may have been present before the diet. ...Read more

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Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Weight loss drugs: Most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, I would not recommend herbs. Vitamins on the other hand are good for you, but won't make you lose weight. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamins and/or herbs that support healthy weight loss?

What are some good vitamins and/or herbs that support healthy weight loss?

None: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements that help weight loss. There's only diet and exercise. Don't waste you money on stuff that you don't even know what it is or what it does. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. Save your money, and your health. ...Read more

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I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine. Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino. Com/. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good support groups for losing weight?

Are there any good support groups for losing weight?

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters anonymous provides the most comprehensive support, not only for weight and food, but also the preoccupation with weight and food that sustains the compulsion. Otherwise, weightwatchers would provide support for losing weight. ...Read more

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How can I find a tourette syndrome support group in los angeles?

How can I find a tourette syndrome support group in los angeles?

National Tourette gp: There are several ways to get information. There may be a local grpoup that can be found by the internet.

The naational tourette syndrome society is located at 40-42 bell boulevard in new york. It is a central information source of information. Joining the tourette syndrome society will provide yoiu with information about treatement, research and informational meetings. ...Read more

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In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

Lite Dinner: The best approach to weight loss is said in an old adage:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper."

First of all, eat dinner earlier, if possible. Second, make your dinner a light one, such as a salad, and not one with lots of carbohydrate (especially simple sugars or starches), or one with fats that lie in the stomach for a long time. ...Read more

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Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

See below: I weight loss program works very well. But we have failures because people go back to eating the way they used to. If you don't learn anything about what makes you fat and you go back to your old habits. You will only again your weight back. That's why people fail at gastric banding, and gastric bypass. You have to learn to eat correctly for you, see www. Weighstation. Net. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could you help me create/find a weight loss plan that doesn't require equipment?

Could you help me create/find a weight loss plan that doesn't require equipment?

Weight loss: There are many exercise programs on cable networks for free and many inexpensive dvd's that you can use to become fit. Google home exercise dvd's and you will see many, a few light weights can help and are also inexpensive. ...Read more

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What should I add to target weight loss to my thighs, since I don't have any other fat to even lose?

What should I add to target weight loss to my thighs, since I don't have any other fat to even lose?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. ...Read more

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Do weight loss body wraps work? If not, could you give me a solution, diet and exercise didn't worked.

Do weight loss body wraps work? If not, could you give me a solution, diet and exercise didn't worked.

Re-evaluate: Avoid sugar, dairy, wheat, corn, rice and processed foods. Eat 6 equal meals a day with 6 servings of low glycemic vegetables and 1 apple spread out, breathe and relax for 5 minutes, then jump rope for 10 minutes. Do this every 3 hours. Get 8 hours of sleep and manage stress skilfully. Make sure you have sufficient vit d3, zinc and magnesium. Monitor your waist circumference to track fat loss. ...Read more

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I'm working out almost everyday but I don't seem to notice weight loss, I'm not fat but my body isn't toned enough.

I'm working out almost everyday but I don't seem to notice weight loss, I'm not fat but my body isn't toned enough.

Watch your diet: It's great that you're working our everyday. It takes a while before you lose weight by working out but don't give up. In addition, make sure you don't eat too much food just because you work out. You need to watch your diet as well. You will start losing weight gradually. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can't target weight loss on your body? And will it eventually target each part of my body and slim it down?

Is it true that you can't target weight loss on your body? And will it eventually target each part of my body and slim it down?

Yes, it is difficult: To slim one area of the body down. Overall weight loss is the typical response to lifestyle changes such as a better food plan and exercise. You can learn exercises such as yoga and stretching to tone up muscles in specific areas however. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I can't eat without feeling sick & I keep losing weight I loss 20lb in 2 months. Me & my bf have protected sex so I couldn't be pregnant?

I can't eat without feeling sick & I keep losing weight I loss 20lb in 2 months. Me & my bf have protected sex so I couldn't be pregnant?

Weight loss: Weight loss is an important issue and you must see your doctor to find out why and get things under control.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How can I stop weight loss after a grastic sleeve? Did it 10 months ago but still can't eat much, and does it have any long term side effects?

You can't: The point of the sleeve is to reduce your ability to eat; it does so by decreasing the size of your stomach; therefore, you will continue to be only able to eat small amounts at any one time; what you have to do is to eat small meals on a frequent basis; if you have reached your goal weight (i.e. Normal) and you are still losing weight, then talk to your doctor;. ...Read more

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What are some of the best workouts to do to see weight loss? I don't have any weights nor do I go to the gym. I use Youtube, run and ride a bike.

Mix it up: Find some activities you enjoy, and do them regularly. Do you have soup cans? Then you have weights to work out your upper body muscles! The mass of your upper body can give you a good workout for your lower body muscles. If the soup cans don't offer enough of a challenge, handheld weights are not expensive. Muscle building can lead to higher calorie expenditure 24/7 & faster fat loss. ...Read more

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What is the bets way for weight loss. Due to my hectic routine I can't find time to exercise at regular basis. So please suggest some good ideas. .

What is the bets way for weight loss. Due to my hectic routine I can't find time to exercise at regular basis. So please suggest some good ideas. .

Healthy diet and...: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/foodpyramid. Aspx
dr. Weil has useful info: www. Huffingtonpost. Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. See my comment as well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more